In the current gastronomy we find several foods cataloged with the label of 'superfoods', thanks to the properties healthy for the body. Thus, one of the most popular today in this regard is the moringa.
However, many nutrition experts say that no food has the ability to be treated as a superfood. In addition, supermarkets have used this 'label' to increase the price of some products, attributing unique properties to it, despite the fact that they are also found in other foods.
However, moringa is currently considered a 'superfood' due to the properties it contains between its composition and the benefits it generates in the body.
What is moringa?
The moringa is a species of tree that has been called on many occasions the miraculous tree or the tree of life. Virtually all parts of this tree can be eaten, such as the pods, leaves, and seeds; but also its tubers, bark or flowers.
It should be noted that the moringa is a tree that grows very quickly and shows significant resistance to dry seasons. Thus, it is a superfood that can be consumed in different ways, although it is common to find moringa seeds in powder or prepared as an infusion.
Benefits as a superfood
Different scientific studies have been able to verify some of the great benefits that the consumption of moringa entails for health, although research is still being carried out on its virtues superfood for the human body.
In this sense, moringa is a food to which qualities are attributed to reduce blood pressure, reduce anxiety, control blood glucose and help lose weight.
Likewise, it is a food with antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antifungal properties and also with laxative effects in the first times of its consumption.
On the other hand, moringa also has stimulating characteristics, so it is advisable to consume it first thing in the day and not at night, as it could cause insomnia.
It is true that moringa could be treated as a superfood for health, since it has important properties for it. For example, the highest amount of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants or amino acids is found in the leaves.
Among the essential vitamins for health provided by moringa, we find vitamin A, vitamin B and vitamin C.
Contraindications of consuming moringa
As a general rule, the consumption of moringa in adequate doses does not have to cause any harm to health. However, an excessive intake of this superfood can have different consequences for the body.